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The Division of Health Psychology at the Institute of Living/Hartford Hospital is pleased to announce a position opening for a behavioral health clinician (LCSW, PsyD, PhD) in Hartford Healthcare’s Surgical and Medical Weight Loss programs. These programs take a patient-centered approach to weight loss, considering the individual physical and emotional well-being of every patient. The programs are dedicated to providing the highest quality of care in order to address not only weight concerns, but also the chronic comorbidities of obesity, including type 2 diabetes, sleep problems, and cardiovascular disease.
The behavioral health clinician’s role in Surgical and Medical Weight Loss (SMWL) is a highly collaborative one. The clinician is a member of the core multidisciplinary treatment team and will work closely with psychologists, board-certified surgeons, obesity medicine specialists, advanced practitioners, program coordinators, patient navigators and nutritionists to support the mental health needs of this patient population. The successful candidate should have strong foundational clinical skills in assessment and provision of short-term, focused interventions and an interest in working within a multidisciplinary medical setting, although specific experience in surgical and medical weight loss is not required. Training and supervision in pre-surgical assessments and evidenced-based approaches to support weight loss and other health-promoting behaviors will be provided by senior SMWL psychologists for those clinicians who are interested in the work but may lack specific clinical experience in this area. Opportunities for performing clinical work within the area of Digestive Health may also be available for interested clinicians.
As a Hartford HealthCare entity, Rushford provides eligible employees with an extensive benefits package consisting of:
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